Comprehensive Care Program Nurse

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago


BSD MED - Section Administrator: Hospital Medicine - CCP Clinical

About the Department

The University of Chicago has developed a new internal medicine practice for patients at high risk of hospitalization which is staffed by Comprehensive Care Physicians (CCPs) who care for these patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Each of the 5 CCPs has a panel of 200-250 patients each. These patients have a high degree of acuity and require specialized care from a multidisciplinary team. The team includes nurses, a nurse practitioner, social workers, a program coordinator, and a community health worker, who meet very regularly to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Job Summary

The Comprehensive Care Program Nurse will assist physicians in the CCP clinic in patient care activities. They will be responsible for managing clinic flow, including obtaining vitals, rooming patients, and appropriately allocating exam rooms to physicians. The position will facilitate care coordination between multiple internal and external resources and also assist in assuring seamless transitions of care between inpatient and outpatient settings. They will be responsible for answering patient phone calls and assisting with medication refill requests and DME (durable medical equipment) and home health service referral requests.


  • Frequent interactions with medically and socially complex patients with high levels of healthcare needs. Frequent interaction with the CCP faculty and staff.

  • Frequent interaction with a diverse group of UCH managers and other administrative staff.

  • Organize daily clinic work flows for physician and other providers to ensure optimal patient flows.

  • Manage clinic flow, including obtaining vitals and rooming patients.

  • Answer patient phone calls and triages these as appropriate.

  • Review clinic schedule daily to proactively identify patient needs and ensure that necessary resources are available at the time of the visit (patient education, social work assistance, procedures).

  • Use the CCP dashboard to track patient appointments and provide personal reminder calls to high risk patients.

  • Coordinate care between inpatient case managers, home health agencies, CCP providers, and pharmacies as necessary.

  • Provide health related education to patients and families. This position has an 80% clinical role and a 20% administrative role.

  • Interprets information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.

  • Has a solid understanding of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Preferred Qualifications


  • 5 years internal medicine ambulatory clinical experience

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical and/or leadership skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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